Studies carried out together with KTU

Occupational therapy

The aim of the study programme Occupational Therapy is to educate and train specialists who would have comprehensive knowledge in occupational therapy, the basics of research, and practical skills required for the work of an occupational therapist, for the analysis of a person’s occupational performance, and for the formation of the aims and objectives of occupational therapy.

Degree and qualification
BSc in Health Sciences, Occupational Therapist
4 years
ECTS credits
Price (per year)
3,590 EUR
Taught in English

From 2022 LSMU’s Occupational Therapy study programme will be carried out together with KTU’s Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design, so students of the occupational therapy programme will have unique opportunities to participate in the study process together with biotechnology students, as well as work together in laboratories to create smart technologies to help people.

Why is it worth studying Occupational Therapy?

The Occupational Therapy study programme is special in that all occupational therapy subjects are taught by lecturers – occupational therapists who practice occupational therapy themselves. During studies, students are involved in solving real problems, learn to apply the latest occupational therapy methods, acquire knowledge and skills needed to work in a team or engage in individual practice.

Already in the first year of study, future occupational therapists study special (professional) subjects in addition to general education subjects: theory and models of occupational therapy, perform their first occupational therapy practice. Studying subjects such as occupational therapy for children, the elderly, the physically disabled, psychiatry and the community, students deepen their theoretical knowledge during practical work in real situations and during clinical practices, for which more than 1000 academic hours are allocated.

LSMU‘s Occupational Therapy study programme is the only one in Lithuania that has received the certificate of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, is valued and recognised internationally: graduates who have obtained a bachelor‘s qualification can find employment in many countries around the world.

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Why study occupational therapy at LSMU?

  • Clinical skills developed in the largest clinical hospital in the Baltic States
  • Diploma recognized in the EU, USA, Israel and other countries
  • Multicultural environment and student community: international students from 87 different countries make up over 23 % of the total student body at LSMU
  • Programme is approved by World Federation of Occupational Therapy
  • Possibility to spend a semester or a year abroad with the Erasmus+ exchange programme
  • Problem-based learning curriculum, which allows students to solve clinical cases, conduct research, discuss and present hypothetical theories, solutions or recommendations
  • Support system for student adaptation: mentoring, tutoring and psychological counselling
  • Small groups (up to 10 students) in clinical courses


Occupational therapists work with individuals who, due to injuries, congenital or acquired reasons, cannot perform the tasks of daily activities. These operational problems are solved by strengthening the patient’s capabilities or by adapting a favourable environment for them. Smart, innovative technologies occupy an important place in occupational therapy, with their help we can increase the possibilities of individuals’ activities and participation in them.

After completing your studies, you will be able to work as occupational therapists in health care institutions, public and private institutions, and institutions of all levels of healthcare: hospitals, polyclinics, institutions providing children’s treatment and education, wellness services, professional and social rehabilitation institutions, nursing homes, care homes, etc. Also, you will be able to work on the development of new products to improve patient performance.

Opportunities for further studies

After completing the Bachelor’s degree programme in occupational therapy, you can continue your studies in Master’s and doctoral programmes in the field of biomedical sciences.


What you will learn each year:

  • Year 1: General university education subjects (Introduction to Studies, Professional Language (Latin language, Lithuanian culture), Fundamental subjects in the study field (Phylosophy, Ethics, Psychology, Anatomy, Cytology, Genetics), First aid, Speciality subjects (OT; Theory and Models of OT), PRACTICE I
  • Year 2: Speciality subjects (OT; OT in Elderly and Old Age), General university education subjects, Fundamental subjects in the study field (Physiology, Pathology, Biomechanics, Rehabilitation), PRACTICE II
  • Year 3: Speciality subjects (Activity Problems and OT for patients with Mental Disorders, Activity Disorders and OT, OT in Community), General university education subjects (Health and Medicine), PRACTICE III
  • Year 4: Speciality subjects (Management of Health Care System and Scientific Research in OT, Human Occupation and Environment), PRACTICE IV, V, Preparation and Defence of Bachelor’s Thesis


PSpecialised in the field of biomedical studies, the University trains specialists in all in-demand areas of life sciences, the entire team of health care professionals: doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, rehabilitation, public health, veterinary, animal sciences, food and feed production and safety specialists.

23 %
International students
Programmes in English
Choice in LT for biomedicine
Exchanging students per year
Exchanging Universities


Studies at LSMU take place in modern classrooms, renovated laboratories, established practice bases, and practical skills are taught with the help of modern simulation equipment.


Students have the opportunity to live in one of the university’s dormitories. The dormitories are located in strategically convenient places, not far from the university departments, there are bus and trolleybus stops, shops and various entertainment places nearby.



Application calendar

Applications for all study programmes in English shall be done online. It refers to all full-time degree studies.

For your benefit: 

  • No application fee for the first review of your application and feedback on eligibility;
  • Feedback within 72 hours from submission of application;
  • Three options available to sit an entrance examination of LSMU. There are some exemptions from the entrance test – please see the ‘Exemptions from Entrance Exam
  • Possibility to sit entrance test online by choosing the acceptable time from the entrance exam schedulle;
  • Results of the entrance examination are provided and eligible applicants are offered a study place at LSMU on the next day after the entrance examination.
1 NovemberOpening the online application period. All applicants shall apply at and upload the copies of all required documents
8 NovemberConsideration of applications begins
2 JanuaryPeriod of Entrance examination starts
5 JulyApplication deadline. Online application system will be closed on 5 July 00:00
15 JulyDeadline to sit entrance examination

Applicants are recommended to apply as early as possible. Applications submitted after the deadline could be considered in case of academic place availability in a certain degree programme.

Admission requirements

International students could be admitted into the English programme of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences if they provide the legalized high school or college certificate and transcript (officially translated into English) and meet the Entrance Exam requirements (see Entrance Exam). Good grades in biology, chemistry and physics will give preference. Good knowledge of the English language is obligatory.

All applicants shall apply online and provide all documents and other items required for admission. 

Holders of foreign qualifications who prefer to study in the Lithuanian language can be accepted to the state-funded study places in the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences or claim for scholarships in accordance with the procedures established by the applicable legislation in cases when:

  • They are citizens of the Republic of Lithuania or other member countries of the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) ;
  • They are non-EU and non-EEA nationals granted a right of permanent residence in the Republic of Lithuania or they are stateless persons;
  • They are children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the Diaspora and people of Lithuanian origin (further the Diaspora and people of Lithuanian origin).

For more information, please, follow this link.

Foreign nationals and stateless persons who do not meet the required criteria are accepted to study at higher education institutions with their own funds by taking part in the competition. 

Items to be submitted for application for the (in English or with an authorized translation into English):

  • Matriculation / School Leaving Certificate approved by the governmental authorities (see below “Legalization of Education Documents”)
  • Transcripts of high school/ senior secondary school courses verifying successful completion of General Biology and General Chemistry. For Health Psychology study programme – Mathematics and General Biology;
  • Certificate proving the knowledge of English language: TOEFL – minimum 65 points (iBT); IELTS – above 5.5 points; the certificate confirming the knowledge of a foreign language at minimum B2 level (CEFR) or similar.
  • Motivation letter;
  • Passport or ID copy;
  • One passport-type photograph (3×4 cm);
  • Application fee 150 EUR (nonrefundable).

Note: The Admission Committee may request additional documents.

  • Bachelor’s Degree Diploma (university’s level) approved by the governmental authorities (see below “Legalization of Education Documents”). Study programme shall be related to the one you apply for Master’s Degree. More detailed description of required education documents is provided within the application online:;
  • Transcript of Academic Records provided directly from the origin university;
  • Certificate proving the knowledge of English language: TOEFL – minimum 65 points (iBT); IELTS – above 5.5 points; the certificate confirming the knowledge of a foreign language at minimum B2 level (CEFR) or similar.
  • Motivation letter;
  • Passport or ID copy;
  • One passport-type photograph (3×4 cm);
  • Application fee 150 EUR (nonrefundable).

Note: The Admission Committee may request additional documents.

Legalization of Education Documents
Applicants, who received their education in member countries of the Hague 1961 Convention (e.g. Israel, Italy, India, United Kingdom, USA, Australia, Venezuela, etc.) should have an attached Apostille to their educational documents. (In most countries the Apostille is issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the Ministry of Education.)

The education documents of applicants who received their education in any other country (Lebanon, Jordan, Philippines, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, etc.) should be legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the diplomatic mission or consular post of the country where education was received.

Recognition of Education Documents
Applicants shall be eligible to enter university studies according the level of qualification from prior education. High school matriculation or university diplomas are verified according the required level of education and shall pass validation of authenticity. The process is performed following Procedure for Academic Recognition of Foreign Qualifications and Quality Assurance System for Decision-Making.

Entrance exam

Online examinations start on 20 January 2022. The exam has two steps: the interview and the test in Biology and Chemistry. You will have an interview several days prior to the entrance test during the same week. Evaluation of the applicant’s motivation will be the primary goal of the interview; meanwhile, we can also check the online connection quality between the applicant and the University.

Online exam consists of multiple-choice questions (MCQ) in Biology and Chemistry; each part will be comprised of 30 questions (the total of 60 questions). The total time for answering the questions will be set to 90 minutes. As soon as applicants will get logins for the exam (7-5 days before the entrance test), they will be granted access to examination platform and will be able to “warm-up” and practice by completing a demo test.

Note. All hours in the table are in local Lithuanian time, check online (google search: time in Lithuania right now) for the difference with your country’s time.

Registration closesInterviewEntrance examination test
16 June 2022
registration is closed
28 June30 June
at 10:00
30 June 2022
registration is closed
5 July7 July
at 10:00
30 June 2022
registration is closed
5 July7 July
at 14:00
7 July 2022
registration is closed
12 July14 July
at 10:00
7 July 2022
at 09:00 click to register
12 July14 July
at 14:00
14 July 2022
at 09:00 click to register
19 July21 July
at 10:00
All hours in the table are in local Lithuanian time, check online for the difference with your country’s time.


Everything you need to register for the entrance exam is to choose the most suitable day and register by answering few simple questions. A week before the entrance exam, you will be contacted by the admission officer with further instructions and login information.

Important to note while registering:

  • It might appear that no spots are left on your selected day. Please do not panic, just select another day; there will be enough time slots for everybody.
  • The interview and the entrance test shall be taken during the same week (based on the schedule).
  • Only the applicants who have submitted an application (, received a positive feedback to sit the entrance exam and paid the application fee of 150 Eur are eligible to register and sit the entrance exam.
  • The registration will close 7 days before the single scheduled entrance test date. It will take approx. one day for us to prepare your logins.
  • Upon successful submission of the registration form, applicants will get an automatic email confirming their registration data.
  • Please be careful entering you email address, double check whether it is correct. Your login account will be based on this email, and further instructions will be sent to the email provided.
  • Please be careful with your planning. To avoid multiple optional and occasional registrations for the exam, after the registration is closed, the admission office shall count applicant’s first registration only. Failure to appear for the interview and the entrance test at the registered time will be considered as a failed exam.
  • The interview and the entrance test will be conducted on the LSMU platform and via Zoom video meeting. No special preparation shall be done to use the LSMU platform, and there is no need to subscribe for Zoom services. Zoom invitations will be sent to your mailbox; you may need to install a simple app following the instructions when starting the meeting.
  • The entrance test cannot be completed on mobile phones; we strongly recommend having a computer or a laptop with a reliable internet connection of at least 2 Mb/s. A working microphone and a camera are mandatory.

Biology Topics and Recommended Text Books for the Entrance Exam Test
Chemistry Topics and Recommended Text Books for the Entrance Exam Test
Entrance examination test Example

If an applicant provides the Score Reports on SAT Subject Tests for Chemistry and Biology (a score of 550 and more), he/she will not be required to sit the entrance test given by the University. The Lithuanian University of Health Sciences is registered at the College Board (applied code – 7210).

If an applicant is not able to present a certificate proving the knowledge of English language (TOEFL, IELTS, B2 Level ‘Independent user’ by CEFR or adequate), he/she shall sit the English language test, prepared by the University.

Exemptions from entrance exam

The following applicants are exempted from LSMU entrance test:

1. Applicants who apply for the following programmes:

  • First Cycle (Bachelor’s) degrees: Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Health Psychology, Physiotherapy, Medical and Veterinary Genetics; 
  • Second Cycle (Master’s) degrees: Applied Public Health, Management of Public Health, Advanced Nursing Practice, Lifestyle Medicine, Food Science, Animal Science, Clinical Health Psychology, Animal and Human Interaction.

Note: The admission of the above-listed applicants will be based on their prior education grades and interview results.

2. Applicants who received an education based on formally acknowledged educational systems listed below, and their evaluation score in Chemistry (Mathematics for Health Psychology study programme) and Biology are as follow:

A level certificate (“A Levels”)B and B
B and B IB Diploma (“International Baccalaureate”)5 (H level)
BMAT (BioMedical Admissions Test)
BMAT could be taken at home country or any other country here the tests are offered. Please, click here for further information.
Sections 1 and 2 – score 5, 
Section 3 – score 3B 
MCAT (Medical College Admission Test)
MCAT could be taken at home country or any other country where test is offered. Please, click here for further information.

IMAT (International Medical Admissions Test)
IMAT could be taken at home country or any other country where test is offered. Please, click here for further information.

NEET (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test
NEET is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) in India. Please, click here for further information.

German certificate –(“Abitur”)12 (points) or 1-2
Swedish certificate – (“Examensbevis”)B and B (level 2)
Spanish certificate – (“Titulo de Bachiller” accompanied by Selectividad”)7
French certificate – (“Baccalaureat”)15
Student visa

Students must obtain a temporary residence permit (TRP), which enables them to live in the Republic of Lithuania for a longer period, i.e., the whole study period. Students coming from the Member States of the European Union also nationals of Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, and Liechtenstein shall be issued a residence permit for a national of the European Community Member State – EC residence permit.

Students coming from any other country than the EU Member State shall apply for the national visa D at first. The application for the issue of a national visa D shall be submitted to the diplomatic mission or consular office of the Republic of Lithuania abroad. The visa D will enable a student to enter Lithuania and stay for one calendar year legally. Since the application for the issue of temporary residence permit could be examined within four (4) months, first-year students shall submit an application for the issue of TRP to the local Migration Office four (4) months before the expiry of the visa D. Usually TRP is valid for one calendar year. A student of the EU Member State shall submit an application for the EC residence permit in Lithuania to the Migration Office, too. The application will be examined not later than within one month from the date of receipt of the application.

Students staying legally in the Republic of Lithuania shall submit an application for the replacement of residence permit (TRP) to the local Migration Office two months before the expiry of the actual TRP.

The visa D and the TRP are obtained through the mediation of the University at the student’s expense. The following documents should be submitted when applying for the visa D or the TRP:
1. Application Form;
2. Valid passport or ID;
3. University’s mediation documents;
4. Documents certifying the financial status of the applicant;
5. Health insurance policy;
6. Application fee;
7. Two passport-type photos.

IMPORTANT! A student who applies for the temporary residence permit (TRP) first time shall submit a Statement (Criminal Record) of a competent authority of a foreign country, where the student lived before arriving at the Republic of Lithuania or where s/he currently lives, certifying the fact that s/he has (not) been convicted of a crime in that state.

Refer to the Migration Department for detailed information about the issue of visa D and the TRP.

Study fairs and events
DateFair/WebinarCountryMore information

January 21, 2022 

Digital fair for Norwegian applicants

February 5th, 2022 10:00 – 17:00
Kyiv time 

February 6th, 2022 11:00 – 17:00
Kyiv time

“Study.UA” (in Person)

Kyiv, Ukraine

Venue: Hilton Kyiv 5*, 30 Tarasa Shevchenka blvd., Kyiv, Ukraine

February 19-27, 2022

Ukraine STUDY.UA Recruitment Road Show


Kharkiv (February 19) Dnipro (February 20)
Odesa (February 26) Zaporizhzhia (February 27)


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Eglė Vizbaraitė
International Programme Coordinator / Outgoing Erasmus students’ mobility (studies) / Erasmus bilateral agreements / Admission officer
Medical Academy (room 127), A. Mickevičiaus 9, Kaunas